Marinduque will receive P1.5 million from Makati City

Makati extends P15-M aid to 27 LGUs affected by Typhoon #NinaPH The Makati City Council has approved the release of P15-million as financial assistance to 27 local government units (LGUs) directly affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Marinduque. Mayor Abby Binay had initiated the move as an expression of sympathy and support for the typhoon victims of the said LGUs, all of which are sister-localities of the city. “I am saddened that our sister-localities had endured such a calamity at a time…

Makapuyat NHS, moving forward with Senior High School

The Senior High School of Makapuyat National High School (MNHS) is located at Barangay Napo, Santa Cruz, Marinduque, surrounded by rice fields and mountains. The school is a zone of peace and has a learner-friendly environment. The school offers Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and General Academic Subjects (GAS) strands under the Academic track. It also offers Bread and Pastry and Electrical and Installation Maintenance under the Technology-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) track. It has the total enrollment of 176 SHS learners divided into seven sections and assisted by eight SHS teachers who…

Away from national attention, Marinduque suffers in silence

BOAC, Marinduque – This island-province, once known as the Copper Capital of the country and home to the colourful Moriones festival, suffered severely from the devastation of Christmas Day Typhoon Nina with about 21,000 hectares of its agricultural crops destroyed or damaged. Isolated because of the absence of a direct plane flight from Manila and away from the attention of the national media, not very many people knew of the extent of the devastation in the province. In fact, I only learned of the sad state of the province through comments…

Justice Velasco asked to inhibit from Marcos case

An online group is calling on Supreme Court (SC) Justice Presbitero Velasco not to take part in the resolution of the electoral protest filed by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo because of the Velasco family’s close ties to both President Duterte and the former senator. The Silent Majority (TSM) said Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, the justice’s son, has been flaunting his family’s closeness to Mr. Duterte and Marcos. It expressed fears that this might compromise the magistrate’s position on the electoral protest. Active campaign…

Davao Mayor to request more funds assistance for Marinduque

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The city government here is mulling to extend a financial aid for another province in the typhoon-struck Visayas. The City Information Office said Tuesday that City Mayor Sara Duterte will request an allocation from the City Council for the second batch of financial aid to typhoon-struck Marinduque, which declared a State of Calamity with damage reaching an estimate of P1 billion. “Davao City is no stranger to calamities and we understand the distress that the victims of Typhoon Nina are going through this time,” Duterte-Carpio said.…